PBI-Gordon was founded in 1947 as Private Brands, Inc., and quickly built a reputation for service and quality formulating pesticides and providing private label packaging for firms serving the agricultural industry. The company purchased the Gordon Chemical Co. in 1956 and began to branch out with its own line. In 1967, the two company names were merged to become PBI-Gordon Corporation.
In 1969, PBI-Gordon introduced Trimec® — the first chemical manufactured exclusively for the turf market. The Trimec product line is one of PBI-Gordon’s best-known brands and continues to contribute to the company’s success today. PBI-Gordon is also well known for their more recent ProForm® line of effective, fast-acting herbicides, including SpeedZone®, Q4® Plus and Surge®.
PBI-Gordon has also expanded into the consumer lawn, garden, and farm and ranch markets, as well as animal health in the consumer and veterinary markets. The most recent expansions were the addition of Lambert Kay®, a well-known provider of pet grooming, household and health products, and PetAg®, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of animal healthcare products.
PBI-Gordon is 100% employee-owned and is headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. with manufacturing facilities in Kansas City, Kan., Crestline, Kan., and Pensacola, Fla.